Riley Ferguson threw three touchdown passes and Memphis took advantage of five turnovers by No. 25 Navy to hand the Midshipmen their first loss 30-27 on Saturday.
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Can Tigers stop Navy's rushing attack?
ESPN's FPI projects Memphis to have a 67 percent chance to defeat No. 25 Navy on Saturday (3:45 p.m. ET on ESPNU/ESPN App). Navy leads the FBS with 414.2 rushing yards per game.
As long as Zach Abey plays at a high level, the unbeaten Middies have a chance to outscore opponents during the rest of the season.
Navy leads the way among unlikely winners
After blowing a huge lead, the Midshipmen's odds to win dropped as low as 5 percent before the go-ahead TD in the final seconds. Miami's odds were nearly as low before its own game-winning score, while Iowa State and Bowling Green each overcame double-digit deficits to prevail.
Zach Abey threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Carmona with 15 seconds left, and unbeaten Navy defeated Air Force 48-45 Saturday after blowing a 21-point lead in the second half.
Zach Abey rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries, while also throwing for 90 yards, to help lead unbeaten Navy to a 31-21 victory over Tulsa Saturday.
Navy quarterback Zach Abey broke a 53-yard run with just under two minutes left in the game against Cincinnati.
Mountain West rushers leading the way
Three Mountain West backs rank among the nation's top five rushers through two weeks, with Hawai'i's Diocemy Saint Juste leading the way. Navy's Zach Abey is the only QB on the list, while Bryce Love has the fewest carries (30) of the five, averaging 11.3 yards per rush thus far.
Quarterback Zach Abey amassed 240 total yards with a touchdown, leading Navy past Tulane 23-21 in the American Athletic Conference opener Saturday.